May 14, 2015 March for life counter protest

Every year the religious come to Parliament Hill hear speeches, cheer on supporters, and then march to protest our abortion law. In previous years we have discovered the Roman Catholic church in Ontario have bused in thousands of students from their separate school system to help bolster the numbers. There have … Continue reading

Freedom of Opinion and Peaceful Assembly

Section 2 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees Canadians the following rights and freedoms: freedom of conscience and religion; freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication; freedom of peaceful assembly; and freedom of association. Since January 15, … Continue reading

This is not an unbelievers’ world – 2014 edition

Last year, when I was writing about the 2013 Freedom of Thought report, my plan was to do a thorough analysis of the data in the report. That didn’t happen, mostly because Canadian Atheist was shut down by hackers at the time. It got better, but for various reasons I … Continue reading

The 2014 Freedom of Thought report

Today (10 December, 2014) is Human Rights Day. It’s starting to become a tradition every year that on this day the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU releases their Freedom of Thought report – which is becoming one of the most comprehensive reports about discrimination against nonbelievers. In the coming … Continue reading

Can Corporations Believe in God and Opt Out of Providing Birth Control?

Next week, a case will be heard before the US Supreme Court concerning the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that employer insurance plans cover contraception. The US Supreme Court will have to decide if Freedom of Religion applies to corporations (which oddly are now considered “people” in the US) and if … Continue reading

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